UNCG economics faculty research earns high ranking

UNCG’s Department of Economics, housed in the Bryan School of Business and Economics, has been ranked as one of the nation’s best for faculty-published economic research.

The department is ranked No. 7 in the nation for research on innovation, securing the top spot among economics departments at public universities. The department ranked No. 6 in the research field of program evaluation (third among public universities) and No. 7 in the nation for research on entrepreneurship.


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Alejandro Moreno – From UNCG to ESPN

At UNCG, Alejandro Moreno was a star student-athlete. Now at ESPN, he is a star analyst – one of the network’s most recognizable faces for World Cup coverage.

Moreno is calling matches and providing analysis in the studio. Moreno was a four-time First Team All-Region selection and a four-time All-Conference recipient. He led the Spartans in goals all four years of his career, 1998-2001. In his 11-year professional career, he played for three Major League Soccer champion teams.

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Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies earns top ranking

Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies earns top ranking

CARS earns top ranking

Bryan School of Business & Economics department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) has been ranked as the 13th best fashion program in the nation by the website Fashion-Schools.org, a jump of 10 spots from the 2013 placement.

The CARS program ranked as the third best program in the South, up two spots from last year, and received the website’s best ranking among programs in the state of North Carolina.


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2014 Bryan Golf Tournament Registration

2014 Bryan Golf Tournament Registration

2014 Bryan Alumni Tournament

It’s that time of year again!

The UNCG Bryan School Alumni Association is hosting its 21st annual golf tournament this fall. All proceeds from the tournament will be used to support the Bryan School Alumni Scholarship.

Please consider partnering with us through a corporate or personal sponsorship or prize donation.

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Brown honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award

Brown honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award

PIC13302 December Commencement

For 45 years, Dr. Lew Brown has served the citizens of North Carolina. As he retired from UNCG, the state offered its thanks by honoring Brown with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award, the state’s highest civilian award.

Dr. Brown has brought innovative methods into the classroom to better serve his students. He is a pioneer in experience-based education, and his model of using hands-on consulting projects to help students learn the complexities of marketing is being incorporated throughout the Bryan School’s curriculum. Not only are these projects valuable to the students, but they also provide tangible benefits to participating companies and serve as a valuable resource to our region’s economic vitality. – Dr. McRae C. Banks, dean of the Bryan School, who nominated Brown for the honor.

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Bryan School adds online programs in business analytics

Bryan School adds online programs in business analytics


The UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics is launching a new curriculum in business analytics this fall, designed to help professionals advance their understanding of analytics and its application in the business environment.

Co-sponsored by SAS, the Bryan School will offer two courses of study: an online graduate certificate in business analytics and a concentration in business analytics as part of the online master of science in information technology and management (MSITM) degree. The curriculum will offer students in-depth knowledge and skills that will prepare them for the challenge of developing and managing an information system within an organization.



David S. Jolley Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

Dean Mac Banks presented the Bryan School’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award to David Styles Jolley, MA Economics ’76.  One of the first graduates of the MA in Economics program, David has led a distinctive career in the financial services industry, as well as a life of community service and philanthropy.



UNCG professor and chair Gwendolyn O’Neal receives alumni honor

UNCG professor and chair Gwendolyn O’Neal receives alumni honor


The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University has presented Gwendolyn S. O’Neal, of Greensboro, N.C., with the 2014 Alumni Award of Distinction.

Gwendolyn O'NealO’Neal is professor and chair of the Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She received a PhD in textiles and clothing from Ohio State in 1977. O’Neal will be retiring from UNCG this year.

The Award of Distinction is presented to alumni who made a difference in the lives of others through outstanding professional, personal or community contributions.

A nominator wrote, “She has never been afraid to move the discipline forward, such as addressing the gap in our knowledge of dress and aesthetics among African-Americans, as well as being among the first to employ interpretive research methods.”

At a time when women of color faced resistance, O’Neal built a brilliant academic career. She was the first African American to be tenured in human ecology at Ohio State and the first to head a department at Kansas State University.

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Cash honored as a top woman business leader

Pam Reeves Cash, an assistant dean in The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business and Economics, has been included in the 2014 class of “Women in Business” honorees, an accolade presented by the Triad Business Journal to recognize women of excellence and influence.

Cash is a seasoned administrator within UNCG’s highly-ranked Bryan School, responsible for non-academic operations including budget and personnel management, marketing and communications, student advising, accreditation management and strategic planning. Cash is also the vice-chair of the Board of Directors for the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, where she is leading the strategic planning efforts.

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Bryan School Students and Damien Patton honored by Beta Gamma Sigma

Bryan School Students and Damien Patton honored by Beta Gamma Sigma

Damien Patton of Banjo

GREENSBORO, NC- On April 21st the Bryan School’s Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma held its Spring Induction Ceremony to honor 42 high achieving undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. Each semester a successful business person is chosen by the Bryan School chapter to deliver the keynote address and serve as a model of the ideals of Beta Gamma Sigma.

As a student, Damien Patton — who graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Finance in 1999 — was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma.  To date, Patton has founded five successful companies.  His latest venture, Banjo, is a mobile technology app that provides real time content discovery by location across all major social networks, and is regularly used by top news organizations such as NBC, FOX and BBC to track world events.  In January, Banjo was named the top featured app in the Android market as well as a 2014 “Editor’s Choice” by Google, one of the highest honors Patton and his staff could receive.  In March, WIRED Magazine named Banjo “the fastest startup in Silicon Valley” and the Wall Street Journal recently reported on the success of Banjo’s latest round of funding.

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master’s program at a school accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The Bryan School of Business and Economics produces graduates who are innovative and principled leaders and exceptional problem solvers. One of the largest business schools in North Carolina, the Bryan School boasts an AACSB International accreditation in business and accounting that puts it among the top 3 percent of business schools in the world. Our students and alumni carry forward their Bryan School experience to make meaningful contributions where they work, live and lead.